Generation of inhomogeneously polarized laser beams by use of a Sagnac interferometer

by admin on 11 ноября, 2012


A principal scheme for an external cavity technique for changing the polarization of a laser beam based on a modified Sagnac interferometer is proposed. The modified Sagnac interferometer includes standard optical components: a displacement polarizing beam splitter, an angle reflector, and a Dove prism. The radially polarized beams, obtained with the help of the developed scheme, allow the generation of a longitudinally polarized electric field by sharp focusing. The phase correction of radially polarized modes of higher orders leads to increasing the longitudinal field in the focus of the beam.

Leave your comment


Required. Not published.

If you have one.